Watch Era Istrefi's New Music Video "Redrum"

Watch Era Istrefi's New Music Video "Redrum"

Careful, Era Istrefi will "chew you like a cannibal" if you mess with her.

Careful, Era Istrefi will "chew you like a cannibal" if you mess with her.

Text: Truman Ports

Singer-songwriter Era Istrefi returns to the scene by dropping a new song and video collaboration with Felix Snow after her 2016 hit "Bonbon" had everyone attempting to sing in Albanian—Istrefi's native language. Perhaps a reference to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, the single is titled "Redrum," or, murder spelled backward.

The video starts, and to accompany this femme fatale theme, Istrefi is seen walking with red sky-high boots and a red sheer cape flowing behind her. The clear aesthetic doesn't stop with the boots and the cape though; everything is blood red. Istrefi's earrings, eye shadow, lipstick, coat, unitard, and every other outfit she has on in the video fits the murderous aesthetic. There's even a shot of Istrefi's dangerously long and chic nails with blood dripping down her finger.

"If you be diablo, then I'll leave you hollow/ Where I go, you follow/ So you better act right/ My love is bittersweet/ But I can show you heaven/ But first get on your knees," Istrefi sings. And while there is something threatening and mysterious about the lyrics, it doesn't stop Istrefi from sounding sensual, commanding, and most importantly, in complete control of her vocals and expression in her movements.

Check out the video below.

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